What kind of fat is best on the carnivore diet? Most of the fat you will take in while eating a carnivore diet are those naturally found on animals. Much of that is high in saturated fat and cholesterol, which we love! Many people will try leaner protein and some prefer fattier meats. It all really comes down to what works best for you! Protein tends to be more satiating. Bottom line is to listen to your body for cues and cravings.
Increasing fats can be helpful for those that are new to the carnivore diet and struggling with energy.
So which fats should you eat? Beef fat trimmings are a great source of extra fat and are often found for free or very cheap from the butcher. I got mine from whole foods, for free! If I have leaner meat I will fry some in my cast iron skillet with some salt for a delicious side of healthy fat!
Beef marrow bones are an excellent source of fat. It is almost pure fat and very high in minerals. I buy mine from the farm for grass-fed and finished beef marrow. The best way I have found to enjoy beef marrow is searing it in the pan and sprinkle with salt.
I also really like butter. I always choose grass-fed and finished butter. I also love goat butter with is a little harder to find but delicious. Butter from grass-fed cows is better in fat composition with higher amounts of Omega 3’s than regular butter.
Ghee or clarified butter is also a great source of fat, especially for people who are very sensitive to dairy. Ghee has very little flavor and long shelf life. Try it on a burger or steak instead of cheese!
Increasing fats can be helpful for those that are new to the carnivore diet and struggling with energy. This may be a result of low ketones while you are transition to being a fat-burning machine! Adding fat helps to increase your ketones, which will help boost your energy levels. Salt also helps!